A Stainless Steel Apartment
Chicago, IL | 1992
This duplex apartment for a young family of four is on the top two floors of a landmark Mies van der Rohe steel-and-glass apartment tower. The clients desired a minimally furnished and dynamically detailed space that would reflect and extend the architecture of this classic building.
A formal living area, along with a study and master bedroom are located on the upper level and are linked by a new stair to the informal living spaces - kitchen, dining, study and children's bedrooms - on the lower level. The stairway and its accompanying slot yield dramatic descending views of the lake.
Materials were chosen for durability, ease of maintenance and a sense of delicacy and texture. These include glass chip terrazzo, stainless steel plates, colored stainless steel wrapped cabinets and laminated glass.